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My grandaughter recently went to the ER and they said she has

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My grandaughter recently went to the ER and they said she has a yeast infection at a year old. They recomended we use Desitin max strenght creme. Is there something we can use to help with the itch?
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In addition, the following may help your baby feel better, speed up the eradication of the infection, and prevent it from recurring:
• Change diapers immediately when your baby's wet or soiled.
• Coat baby's bottom with a diaper ointment between changes.
• Avoid using diaper wipes with ingredients that may cause stinging.
• Let your baby's bottom dry thoroughly before re-diapering, and allow your baby to be naked for a time during the day.
• Avoid using plastic diaper covers. Instead, use coverings that allow air to circulate, or go cover-less if you're not expecting a big poop anytime soon.
• Wash cloth diapers, cloth wipes, towels, and washcloths in very hot water to remove all traces of the yeast. A vinegar rinse will complete the disinfecting process.
You can take any anti-allergy medication like cetirizine, unfortunately at this age it would have to be prescribed by your pediatrician,
Another option would be to add an antifungal / steroid cream for the same,
However again this would have to be prescribed by your doctor.
Let me know if need additional inputs,
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